Technology and Science

Array of Things Introductory Video

Array of Things is designed as a “fitness tracker” for the city, collecting new streams of data on Chicago’s environment, infrastructure, and activity. This hyper-local, open data is supposed to help researchers, city officials, and software developers study and address critical city challenges, such as preventing urban flooding, improving traffic safety and air quality…but is it?…

Inside the Lab That Could Solve the World’s Plastics Problem

Plastics are everywhere in our lives, but those bottles, utensils, and electronics can take hundreds of years to decompose. Since the material is too useful to abandon, we’re faced with two problems: how can we develop environmentally friendly products, and how do we clean up the plastics we’ve already discarded? Bloomberg travels to a materials lab in Minnesota and a recycling plant i…

Here’s Why Facebook Might Owe $5 Billion to the IRS

Facebook’s future cash flows and results could suffer a major blow if it loses a battle over new U.S. tax liabilities related to the transfer of its global operations to Ireland in 2010. Bloomberg’s Kartikay Mehrotran has more on “Bloomberg Markets.”…